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mbpfan v1.8.0 is out. Enhanced startups and shutdowns

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It is my pleasure to announce the availability of mbpfan v1.8.0. This version features several commits of gifted open source developers from all around the world, who I kindly thank and acknowledge. This version features clever ways of starting up and shutting down. On starting up, it will detect old, unclean .pid files and delete them instead of aborting. On shutting down (under any...

Announcing mbpfan v1.4.1

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I’ve finally found the time to fix some annoying issues in mbpfan. I have just released mbpfan version 1.4.1, which is a maintenance release. I strongly recommend our testers to upgrade. This release fixes a strange fork bomb-like behavior when starting mbpfan using upstart. Also, the daemon now checks whether the required modules coretemp and applesmc are loaded or not. It also checks for...

mbpfan v1.4.0 is out

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It is a pleasure for me to announce the immediate availability of mbpfan version 1.4.0. The project attempt is to write a simple, lightweight, yet highly efficient program to adjust the CPU and the other fans of Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops running GNU/Linux. This project could not accept its destiny to be a insignificant, C refresh task. Instead, mbpfan rapidly captivated the attention of the...

Announcing mbpfan v1.3.0

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It is a pleasure for me to announce the availability of mbpfan (Fan-Control-Daemon) v1.3.0. This version follows the initial public release. Version 1.3.0 adds many enhancements. Among them, it now runs as an Ubuntu/Debian daemon. Additionally, CeRiAl added support for Fedora/RedHat systems. Mbpfan also correctly uses manual control of the fans and provides unittests. Check it out at the new...

An enhanced version of Simple MacBook Pro Fan Daemon for Linux

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I wanted to refresh my C knowledge. At the same time, I was complaining about how much macfanctld aggressively turns the fans of my Macbook Pro under Ubuntu 12.04. Sometimes I am afraid it is going to lift-off. I took the occasion to give a small contribution to a small opensource project, written in C. Allan McRae’s mbpfan uses a very interesting approach to control the fans, based on the...

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Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.